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The power of song

The power of song

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

High school is a cesspool of angst and emotions, and students have to find ways to express these complex feelings.  Common examples of this include playing sports, participating in theatre, painting, etcetera. However, one particular Glen Rock student found her own unique way to manage the stress of hig...

Students impress audience at Coffeehouse forty five

Students impress audience at Coffeehouse forty five

by Abby Stern, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

Students showcased their artistic talents last Thursday, December 6 at the first Coffeehouse of the school year.  Coffeehouse is a biannual performance where students share their original poetry, prose, and music, as well as performing covers of songs.   Students from each of the four grades perfor...

The power of the art elective

The power of the art elective

June 14, 2018

There are three identities that most directly impact my current (and future) academic careers. I am a Glen Rock High School student, I am mentally ill, and I am a self-described artist. These three identities all bring me to be a firm supporter of a high school’s art electives. To many, they may...

Forty fourth Coffeehouse strengthens school tradition

Forty fourth Coffeehouse strengthens school tradition

by Caroline Geoghegan, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

Something has changed in the cafeteria. The usual blinding lights are now dimmed. Tables have been folded up and put away, with rows of chairs being placed to face an arrangement of stools, each paired with a microphone. A piano keyboard rests nearby. Three seniors rush up to smile, tell a few j...

Coffeehouse 43 delights audience and performers

Coffeehouse 43 delights audience and performers

by Caroline Geoghegan, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

The Mobius Art and Literary magazine hosted its 43rd Coffeehouse on Thursday, Dec. 7. The event allows students to display their artistic talents, whether it be through singing, playing an instrument, performing stand up, or reciting original poetry. Coffee and baked goods are served for the audience, a...

Effects of music on teenagers

Effects of music on teenagers

by Oliva Lorenzo, Senior Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

It’s a part of everyday life. Music is everywhere. It shapes the way people act and changes their appearance, especially for teenagers. Students listen to music on their phones or on the radio in the car everyday. How much does it affect a student’s life exactly? “I think music makes us independent,” Ma...

DIY ethics and mainstream success

DIY ethics and mainstream success

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor

April 25, 2016

The terms “DIY (Do It Yourself)” and “mainstream” are rarely used in the same sentence. Many DIY musicians and bands do not see mainstream success, so these terms almost never go hand and hand. Some DIY bands get lucky and are signed to a major record label or a “gateway label,” whic...

NDE Rad Jams and Good Vibes: Building a Community

NDE Rad Jams and Good Vibes: Building a Community

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor

April 6, 2016

About a hundred heads gather in a small, hot venue. It is the basement of a building in Montclair, New Jersey, that houses a fancy French restaurant on the first floor and apartments above that. There is no sign that tells people they have arrived at The Meatlocker—just a small sign with a down arrow...

Saying goodbye to deceased rockstars

Saying goodbye to deceased rockstars

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor

January 14, 2016

Over the past couple of months, three very innovative, influential, and incredible rock musicians have died. Those musicians being the lead singer of pivotal 90s grunge band Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, the lead singer and bassist of the hard rock/heavy metal pioneers Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister, an...

Requesting a song

Requesting a song

by Zach McCollum, Opinion & Editorial Editor

December 23, 2015

Going to a concert is a common way for young people to spend their weekend nights or any night their favorite band is playing. Going to these shows as a high schooler provides a completely different experience because being a part of a larger scene is a feeling like none other. I have been personally...

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